Thank you for coverage of the tribal juvenile justice issue (Herald, Jan. 26) and the subsequent editorial (Jan. 28) that outline the work of the National Indian Law and Order Commission chaired by former U.S. Attorney Troy Eid. The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work Four Corners program has been fortunate over the years to have Eid as a guest lecturer in the “Native Peoples History and Policy” course – a required course for all graduate students working on their MSW degree in the Four Corners.
Eid’s knowledge and expertise have been invaluable to the students, especially in understanding the complex issues of jurisdiction, governmental policy and tribal sovereignty.
He has also been able to bring his own life experiences to the classroom, describing how he has used those experiences to be an advocate for social-justice issues. I am grateful that he has shared and continues to share his knowledge about these important issues with our program.